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Archived Grant Awards - 2010


  • California State University, CA

    $272,000 to support the Entrepreneurial Pathway Program to create linkages between entrepreneurship education programs at secondary schools, community colleges and universities in California's Central Valley. The two-year grant funds multiple activities which create opportunity for self-employment education, including development of course curriculum by Coleman Scholars located on community college campuses and establishment of high school programs delivering curricula developed by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.

  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, IL

    $100,000 to support the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) National Conference to be held November 4-6, 2010. CEO is comprised of students from chapters at over 160 universities and colleges. Conference includes business plan competition, chapter development sessions, elevator pitch competition tracks for students and faculty, and sessions for the Coleman Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellows.

  • Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellows 2010-2011 Program, various

    $259,000 to support the Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows Program is intended to build Entrepreneurship Education in departments across campuses of participating colleges and universities. Project Directors identify faculty fellows from disciplines outside of Entrepreneurship and the Business school. Faculty fellows, working under the guidance of the Project Director, will engage in projects which advance self-employment education. Participating colleges for the class of 2010-2011 include Beloit College, California State Fresno, Canisus College, DePaul University, Finlandia University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Illinois State University, Iowa State University, Juniata College, Lawrence Technological University, Lawrence University, Millikin University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Quincy University, St. Louis University, Texas Christian University, University of North Carolina - Greensboro, Western Kentucky University, Wichita State University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

  • Generation E Institute, MI

    $84,000 to support Youth Entrepreneurship Program Expansion into areas of South Central Michigan and four Midwest states. The Institute developed a Five Step Approach to incorporate entrepreneurship in a community which includes an assessment of community resources and entrepreneurship education. Business owners, educators, and community leaders join forces to build community support for youth entrepreneurship programming. This usually culminates with the development of a Showcase where middle and high school students demonstrate their businesses to a panel of judges and compete for prizes. Every student participating in the program is expected to start and run a business rather than just learn how to start a business.

  • Lexington College, IL

    $44,000 over two years to support development and implementation of the Coleman Entrepreneur Connection at Lexington College - Learn, Advise, Connect program, which will inform Lexington alumnae and educate students about entrepreneurship by connecting them with hospitality, culinary and event planning business owners.

  • National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCW), MA

    $20,000 to support Bernelli University American Spirit Tour Scholarships. Ten NACCE members will be selected to participate in the Bernelli American Spirit tour designed to immerse community college faculty members with small businesses and entrepreneurs. Participants will discover new opportunities for teaching entrepreneurship in their classrooms and at their institutions.

  • Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship Chicago, IL

    $420,000 to support NFTE's Chicago entrepreneurship education program providing assistance for classroom activities that teach the concepts of self employment and assist students in developing business plans. NFTE's programs support Chicago Public School students at various program sites in the Chicago land area both Career to Education and non Career to Education programs. NFTE will certify and support teachers to provide an experiential entrepreneurship program for students and connect them to the school, business community and college.

  • North Central College, IL

    $65,000 for support of the Self Employment in Arts (SEA) program at North Central College which includes the 11th annual conference to be held in February 2011. SEA program provides educational resources to help aspiring artists gain knowledge and skills needed to establish and maintain a career as an independent artist. SEA also supports regional conferences which provide resources that teach local artists about the business of art.

  • Millikin University, IL

    $302,000 to support the Coleman Entrepreneurship Professorship program. Activities will enhance the academic program and support the Center for Entrepreneurship's network of programs, while also launching new initiatives. Over the next three years, the Coleman Professor will continue directing the programs to focus on five areas: Youth Entrepreneurship regional programs, Faculty development, Arts and Entrepreneurship Program/Blue Connection and cross-campus E-programs, Community Entrepreneurship, and Entrepreneur-in-residence.

  • Providence St. Mel School, IL

    $25,000 to support need based scholarship fund.

  • St. Louis University, MO

    $138,000 over two years to continued support of the Coleman Professorship in Entrepreneurship, extra-curricular entrepreneurship programs which provide experiential learning to students, and faculty development initiatives.

Human Services

  • Clearbrook, IL

    $180,000 to support implementation of the GRACE Project (Generating Resources for Aging through Collaborative Energies), an initiative of the Intersect for Ability Network. The grant is to implement staff training, and residential and day program services for aging individuals with disabilities. The project will involve three agency members -- Clearbrook, Seguin Service and Park Lawn who collaboratively developed the GRACE deliverables, as well as Misericordia which will join in the implementation phase.

  • Community Service Partners, Inc., IL

    $50,000 for start up funding to establish Community Service Partners, a collaboration of six non-profit organizations designed to create efficiencies and reduce administrative costs of its members, each of whom serve individuals with developmental disabilities.

  • Easter Seals Joliet Region, IL

    $75,000 to support establishment of the Medical Diagnostic, Treatment and Research Center for children with autism spectrum disorders and their families, and to support costs of the facility's coordinator. The Center would provide diagnostic services and connect children and families to a variety of services within the organization which mitigate the characteristics of autism that create barriers to independence for both those affected and their families.

  • Esperanza Community Services, IL

    $46,000 to support Adult Services Programs by increasing the level of services provided by two programs that serve adults with developmental disabilities: the residential program - Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) and the Coleridge Adult Training program. By supporting a Clinical Social Worker and developing a Behavior Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) internship program, the agency will have better capacity to serve the needs of younger and older adults. This will help Esperanza fulfill its mission of providing people with disabilities the ability to reach their fullest potential toward a productive and independent life in the community.

  • Hope Institute for Children and Families, IL

    $736,400 to support the Step Out and Step Down program, a two-year pilot collaboration by multiple members of the Intersect for Ability network to develop, implement and evaluate an efficient, economically viable model for effective community employment in large organization settings for persons with developmental disabilities. This new model represents a significant departure from operations and philosophy of traditional employment models for persons with disabilities which are reliant on a continuous stream of government funding to provide regular, intensive, on-site job coaching. The proposed pilot will test the viability of an approach to develop natural supports in the workplace which lessen the need for intense job coaching by community organizations.

  • Little Friends, IL

    $70,000 to support the Adult Services Core Training Program, an initiative of the Intersect for Ability Network. The grant is to replicate a six-day core training program on autism and developmental disabilities for adult service providers, addressing key areas including communication, promotion of independence, behavior control, sensory processing, visual strategies and working with families. A conference will be held at the end of the grant term to bring together Intersect for Ability partners and others to discuss and present how tools learned in the training have been implemented in their environments.

  • Seguin Services, IL

    $177,000 to support the BCBA Intern Program, an initiative of the Intersect for Ability Network. The grant is to establish a collaborative Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Practicum Program, expanding behavioral support services across eight Intersect for Ability network agencies. By partnering with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology to establish a student intern program, network members will gain access to low-cost, professionally trained interns who will assist agency staff in proactively addressing client behaviors using proven methods.

  • Seguin Services, IL

    $195,000 to support expansion of Building Bridges to the Future, a initiative of Intersect for Ability Network. This initiative will ensure successful transition of special education students into adulthood by working with parents and students in south, west and northwest suburban high schools to provide coaching; linkages to financial, medical and legal resources; and adult services training experiences. In the pilot phase, three agencies -- Seguin Services, Clearbrook and Park Lawn -- each employed a Transition Outreach Specialist who worked with area school districts to identify students who were in need of transition services. This grant supports the addition of two agencies to the initiative.

Health and Rehabilitation

  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Illinois Chapter, IL

    $30,000 to support two complementary Patient Services Education and Outreach Programs. First Connection Program aims to train and recruit volunteers who are blood cancer survivors and matches them with patients facing a similar disease to offer information specific to their disease. Patient Navigation Program trains volunteers who work with newly diagnosed blood cancer patients to offer information such as how to communicate with their physicians and families, how to prepare for physician appointments, how to access disease-specific information, and how to obtain information on support groups, financial aid and cancer education. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Patient Services Department manages and implements programs for blood cancer education, outreach, financial, informational and support services to thousands of patients in Illinois.

  • Rush University Medical Center, IL

    $200,000 to support research for the "Optimal Mobilization of Stem Cells for Cellular Therapeutics." This seed funding will initiate a research project to be conducted over two years by investigators who will share responsibility of experimental design and manuscript preparation. As it is unknown which drugs are best suited for mobilization of specific types of stem cells, the objective of the research project is to assess the ability of a specific set of existing agents (drugs) to mobilize stem cells, and to identify the ideal drug or combination of drugs to mobilize large numbers of hematopoietic, mesenchymal or endothelial stem cells.